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  • Conrad and Nature

    A Collection of Essays

    Edited by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, John G. Peters, Lissa Schneider-Rebozo

    From the shadowy wilderness of Africa in Heart of Darkness to the frozen expanse of Russia in Under Western Eyes, natural landscapes and human attitudes toward nature play an important part in the development and meaning of Joseph Conrad’s fiction. This collection of twelve original essays by…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Annotating Modernism

    Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets

    By Amanda Golden

    Making extensive use of archival materials by Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, and Anne Sexton, Amanda Golden constructs a new narrative of the relationship between modernism and post-war poetry. While Golden situates her book among other materialist histories of modernism, she moves beyond examination…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 

  • Adorno and the Architects of Late Style in India

    Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, Vikram Seth, and Dayanita Singh

    By Tania Roy

    Examining works by Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, and Vikram Seth through the lens of T.W. Adorno's poetics of lateness, Tania Roy reads the category of late style in terms of the "belated" literatures and cultures of the postcolonial world. When does artistic or literary failure become the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 

  • The Modernist World

    Edited by Allana Lindgren, Stephen Ross

    The Modernist World is an accessible yet cutting edge volume which redraws the boundaries and connections among interdisciplinary and transnational modernisms. Over 60 new essays are equally divided to address literature, visual arts, theatre, dance, architecture, music and film, …

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge Worlds

  • Surrealism and the Gothic

    Castles of the Interior

    By Neil Matheson

    Surrealism and the Gothic is the first book-length analysis of the role played by the gothic in both the initial emergence of surrealism and at key moments in its subsequent development as an art and literary movement. The book argues the strong and sustained influence, not only of the classic…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15 
    Studies in Surrealism

  • The Phenomenology of Autobiography

    Making it Real

    By Arnaud Schmitt

    Taking a fresh look at the state of autobiography as a genre, The Phenomenology of Autobiography: Making it Real takes a deep dive into the experience of the reader. Dr. Schmitt argues that current trends in the field of life writing have taken the focus away from the text and the initial purpose…

    Hardback – 2017-05-08 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Turgenev and the Context of English Literature 1850-1900

    By Glyn Turton

    Turgenev and the Context of English Literature examines the cultural outlook in the Anglo-Saxon world in the second half of the nineteenth century by looking at the reception of Turgenev's work during the period. By analysing the timing and quality of the contemporary English translations of…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 

  • Re-Covering Modernism

    Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form

    In the first half of the twentieth century, modernist works appeared not only in obscure little magazines and books published by tiny exclusive presses but also in literary reprint magazines of the 1920s, tawdry pulp magazines of the 1930s, and lurid paperbacks of the 1940s. In his nuanced…

    Paperback – 2017-03-28

  • Modernism, Middlebrow and the Literary Canon

    The Modern Library Series, 1917–1955

    By Lise Jaillant

    In the 1920s and 1930s the Modern Library series brought out cheap editions of modernist works. Books by writers including H G Wells, Virginia Woolf and James Joyce, were published and marketed alongside detective fiction and other books that we would now class as ‘middlebrow’. Jaillant provides a…

    Paperback – 2017-03-10
    Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace

  • Modernism: The Basics

    By Laura Winkiel

    Modernism: The Basics provides an accessible overview of the study of modernism in its global dimensions. Examining the key concepts, history and varied forms of the field, it guides the reader through the major approaches, outlining key debates, to answer such questions as: What is modernism?…

    Paperback – 2017-03-09
    The Basics

  • Garden Plots

    The Politics and Poetics of Gardens

    By Shelley Saguaro

    Shelley Saguaro's unique book illustrates the persistent presence of gardens in literature. Gardens in fiction do not simply represent a familiar theme, Saguaro contends, but are bound up with wider aesthetic and ideological issues. As with literary forms, so too are gardens subject to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06

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